Thursday, July 23, 2015

FYI

At this time, Trussville City Schools is experiencing technical issues with INOW home portal. If your middle or high school student has not received a schedule for the 2015-2016 school year, please go to the school office to pick up a copy between 8am-4pm Monday-Thursday. We will notify parents when the INOW issues have been resolved.  Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Students to Paine Intermediate Orientation & Tours

New Students to Paine Intermediate Orientation and Tours

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (DATE CHANGE)

Session 1- 9:00 a.m.
Session 2- 1:00 p.m.

*New families to Paine Intermediate may attend either session (new families to Trussville)*


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Learning Challenge


For Alabama's students, summer is a time of fun, but those 
months away from school can result in a loss of knowledge 
and reading ability. The Summer Learning Challenge raises 
awareness of the summer loss epidemic, shares compelling 
research on the importance of personalized reading activities 
and provides access to a variety of free resources to support
 targeted reading and math summer learning.

 There are FREE ways to keep students engaged and excited about education:



     1.  The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool 
(Lexile.com/fab/Alabama) offers students over 160,000 
books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables 
individuals to build custom reading lists based on their 
Lexile range and personal interests, and checks the 
availability of books at the local library. The search tool includes 
a growing collection of English literary and informational books.


     2.  Children, parents and educators can also pledge to read 
using the "Find a Book, Alabama" tool starting May 1st. We 
encourage all students to pledge to read.

     3.   The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge also includes 
a FREE email-based math skills program for children who 
have just completed 2nd through 5th grades. Parents and other 
summer care-givers can begin registering for the program today.
Starting Monday, June 22, parents will begin receiving daily 
emails with fun activities and resources to help their children retain 
math skills acquired during the previous school year. After the 
program ends on Friday, July 31st, parents can print an award 
certificate to celebrate their child's summer accomplishment!

      4.   This summer, Stride Academy is FREE to all students 
in the state from now to August 7.  Register at www.AlabamaSummerStride.com
then login at www.stridegroups.com/start/ to learn and play!  Student s who 
registered for Alabama Summer Stride in previous years will need to create 
an account for this summer..


Prevent "Summer Slide" with a cool blend of 
online math, reading and science skills practicespectacular 
video games and peer competitions to pass the lazy summer days. 

Students may access the Stride Academy learning platform online anytime, 
24-7, on tablets, PCs and Macs.  LTS Education Systems offers the Stride 
Academy game-based learning program, used in many Alabama school districts 
during and after school hours for fun and personalized learning.

Students who have used Stride Academy during the 2014-15 school 
year do not have to register again and may continue to use their 
assigned login codes throughout the summer.  LTS will provide a 
dedicated Parent Support Line for the Summer Learning Challenge.  
Parents can call in to 1-855-382-6528 for help with Stride Academy.

Teachers, be sure to send those student login codes home with your
students before the end of school!

LINKS 

"Find a Book Alabama" is offered in partnership with ALSDE
 and MetaMetrics, Inc. Choose your reader's comfort with grade
 level material or reading ability for a full list of books to read all 
summer! In English and Spanish. http://www.lexile.com/fab/alabama.
 
Summer Reading Log for Students

Don't forget to submit your Summer Reading Pledge starting Now. 
 
Print your own Book​mark!

Print the Alabama Summer Reading Program Certificate

Print the Alabama Summer Math Challenge Certificate

All Alabama Public Libraries. Visit your public library for 
book lists and summer reading programs for kids of all ages.
 
TIPS, RESOURCES AND RESEARCH

Keeping Kids Off the Summer Slide  

10 tips to keep reading skills sharp over the summer​

Summer Learning Loss: The Problem and Some Solutions

PTA: Reading Tips for Parents

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New York City...Deadline Extended!

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!!!
Still want to go to NYC for $125 off?  The "early bird" deadline has been extended to June 1st.  

There are three ways to sign up for the trip:
1. Online – go to www.worldstrides.org/register.  Use Trip ID#121443
2. By phone – contact WorldStrides’ Customer Service team at 1-800-468-5899. 

3. By mail – send in the blue Registration Form using the envelope in your student’s Invitation Packet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Deadline Extended...NYC

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!!!
Still want to go to NYC for $125 off?  The "early bird" deadline has been extended to June 1st.  

There are three ways to sign up for the trip:
1. Online – go to www.worldstrides.org/register.  Use Trip ID#121443
2. By phone – contact WorldStrides’ Customer Service team at 1-800-468-5899. 

3. By mail – send in the blue Registration Form using the envelope in your student’s Invitation Packet.

Still Interested in NYC?

Still interested in the NY trip??  If so, good news . . . 

The "early bird" discount offer of $125 off has been extended to June 1st!  To take advantage of the discount, register any of these three ways:

1. Online – go to www.worldstrides.org/register.  Use Trip ID#121443
2. By phone – contact WorldStrides’ Customer Service team at 1-800-468-5899. 

3. By mail – send in the blue Registration Form using the envelope in your student’s Invitation Packet.